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Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954

(Act No. 37 of 1954)

Contents 

Sections

Particulars

Preliminary         

1

Short title, extent and commencement

2

Definitions

Central Committee For Food Standards And Central Food Laboratory 

3

The Central Committee for Food Standards

3A

Appointment of Secretary and other staff

4

Central Food Laboratory

General Provisions As To Food 

5

Prohibition of import of certain articles of food

6

Application of law relating to sea customs and powers of customs officers

7

Prohibitions of manufacture, sale, etc. of certain articles of food

Analysis Of Food         

8

Public Analysts

9

Food Inspectors

10

Powers of Food Inspector

11

Procedure to be followed by Food Inspectors

12

Purchase may have food analyzed

13

Report of Public Analyst

Miscellaneous 

14

Manufacturers, distributors and dealers to give warrant

14A

Vendor to disclose the name, etc. of the person from whom the article Of ‘food was purchased

15

Notification of food poisoning

16

Penalties

16A

Power of Court to try cases summarily

17

Offences by companies

18

Forfeiture of property

19

Defenses which may or may not be allowed in prosecutions under this Act

20

Cognizance and trial of offences

20A

Power of Court to impaled manufacturers, etc.

20AA

Application of the Probation of Offenders Act, 1958 and Sec. 360 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973

21

Magistrate’s power to impose enhanced penalties

22

Protection of action taken in good faith

22A

Power of Central Government to give directions

23

Power of the Central Government to make rules

24

Power of the State Government to make rules

25

Repeal and saving

 

(Act No. 37 of 1954 

[29th September 1954]

An Act to make provision for the prevention of adulteration of food

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifth Year of the Republic, of India as follow:



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